CHAPTER 15

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MySQL and MariaDB

Introduction

MySQL is a commonly used open source relational database that is used in conjunction with web applications such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Zencart. The company that developed MySQL was acquired by Oracle, and many of the original developers of MySQL became concerned for the future licensing of MySQL. They created a fork of MySQL, named MariaDB, which serves as a replacement for the same version of MySQL.

This chapter presumes the reader is familiar with database basics and SQL. It begins with the installation process for MySQL and MariaDB on Linux and Windows systems. Connections to the database system ...

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